Bill Summaries: H631 (2011-2012 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - View summary

    Adds new Article 82A to GS Chapter 15A, providing for postconviction release bonds. When a judge authorizes release of a convicted defendant for intermediate or community punishment prior to serving an active sentence, allows the judge to order the posting of an appearance bond to cover the defendant absconding during probation. Sets qualifications for an approved bail agent as a licensed bail bondsman or runner who possesses a valid concealed handgun permit. Provides for an order of arrest on notice by the probation officer that a defendant has absconded, giving the bail agent a minimum of ninety-six hours to surrender the defendant before forfeiting the bond. Effective for defendants convicted on or after December 1, 2011.
    Makes conforming changes.